Regional Emergency Response Coordinator
This is a full-time, 40 hours per week
position.† Primary duties include activities
related to regional public health emergency preparedness planning, response,
and system development throughout Region 8 (
∑ All-hazard plan development/oversight;
∑ Communicable disease/Epi oversight, training and education;
∑ Communication between partner agencies in the region.†
These activities shall be fully integrated with partner agencies including hospitals, clinics, emergency management, other local and federal agencies, and the Washington State Department of Health.†
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:†
An applicant must possess the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform thoroughly and accurately the full scope of responsibilities which are required of the job.† Examples include:
The above requirements should not be considered an all-inclusive list.† An individual in this position may perform other duties as assigned, including working in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or to otherwise to balance the workload.
APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS:†
Interested applicants must submit a Benton Franklin Health District (BFHD) application.† This may be obtained from BFHD or online at www.bfhd.wa.gov.† Please include a cover letter, resume, references and any applicable materials with your application packet.† Completed application packages should be sent to Lisa Wight, Human Resources Manager, 7102 W. Okanagon Place, Kennewick, WA 99336 or firstname.lastname@example.org, by close of business March 29, 2013.† The best qualified applicants will be invited for an interview.
Job Summary: Under the direction of the Administrator oversees Benton-Franklin Health District preventive and environmental health programs, laboratory services and clerical support services.† Responsible for developing policies, procedures, and delivery of support systems within specific programs. Work involves participating in District wide planning, preparing and administering budgets, writing and tracking grants and organizing work teams. Responsible for project management and implementation on an organizational-wide basis.
Essential Duties may include but are not limited to:
∑ Directly manage Preventive and Environmental Health, Laboratory and Clerical Support Supervisors to carry out programs as directed by the Administrator and Health Officer.
∑ Responsible for project management and implementation of District programs and services.
∑ Develops program priorities within the District including the development and management of the program budgets.† Monitors revenues and expenditures within areas of oversight.
∑ Assist with long-range planning and evaluations of all aspects of District programs and services, including the implementation of new programs or expansion of existing programs to meet identified community needs which are consistent with the mission of the District.
∑ Conduct other duties or special projects as requested by the Administrator.
∑ Actively pursues various grant opportunities and alternate funding sources to maintain existing programs and/or develop new programs.
∑ Participates as an active member of the District management team to set public health goals, receive and disseminate information as appropriate, develop short and long range agency planning, and insure agency wide consistency in the application of personnel and administrative policies.
∑ Develops and implements policies and procedures in accordance with District policies and in compliance with county, state or federal statues and regulations.
∑ Develops and maintains effective working relationships with various community and professional organizations.† Represents the health district on committees, councils, and task forces.† Coordinate the Districtís programs with other service providers at the state, county and city level.
∑ Cultivates community support and involvement through presentations and speaking engagements.† Displays effective written and oral communication skills.
∑ Provides continuing opportunities for growth and development of staff through support, coaching, training opportunities, and open communication.
∑ Motivates and encourages staff to maximize their skills and capabilities to best serve the needs of the health district and the community.
∑ Serves as Districtís Public Records officer; provides training to staff as needed; assures compliance with all local and state requirements for this provision, maintenance, and disposal of records.
∑ Serves as Districtís HIPAA administrator.
∑ Serveís as the Local Emergency Response Coordinator for BFHD.
∑ Serves in a command position under emergency incident command structure.
∑ Conducts other duties or special project management and implementation as directed by the Administrator.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
∑ Advanced knowledge of health care issues and trends.
∑ Knowledge of environmental health processes.
∑ Skills in supervisory techniques, including employee and workload management, motivation, empowerment, and assessment and evaluation of staff.
∑ Demonstrated organizational-wide project management training and/or experience.
∑ Must have effective communication methods.
∑ Significant grant writing experience is a plus.
∑ Knowledge of BARS budgeting and reporting techniques, grant writing, methods of program assessment and evaluation.
∑ Knowledge of local, state, federal statutes and regulations.
∑ Knowledge of strategic planning initiatives.
∑ Skills in working with community organizations and group processes.
∑ Experience working with and bringing together diverse BFHD staff (i.e., clinicians, support staff, etc.) as a cohesive team for the purpose of successfully completing a project.
∑ Problem solving skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks/projects.
∑ Ability to implement strategic planning initiatives.
∑ Ability to contribute ideas, solutions, and perspectives regarding agency management issues.
∑ Clearly communicates and explains agency, department, and district policies.
∑ Ability to provide effective leadership and management skills.
∑ Assess staff development needs and provide appropriate coaching, training and educational opportunities.
∑ Ability to motivate and inspire staff.
∑ Represent the health district in a well-informed, professional, and effective manner.
∑ Must be able to speak and write effectively.
∑ Plan, administer and evaluate programs.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education:† Bachelorís degree in Business Administration or very closely related field. Prefer Masterís Degree in Business Administration or very closely related field involving major study in business operations and project management in a health care setting.
Experience:† Ten years of senior level management and leadership experience in a mid to large sized health care setting, including leadership responsibility for varied technical, professional and administrative staff. A Masterís Degree in Business Administration or a very closely related field may substitute for three years of experience. Prefer public health knowledge of clinical practices and environmental health issues.
Licensure Required:† Individual positions may require valid motor vehicle license or the ability to access multiple sites in a timely manner.
Computer Skills:† Intermediate keyboarding skills to include knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint, Word; ability to learn new software quickly.